an apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites, etc., in the solar system.
any of certain similar machines, as a planetarium.
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How to use orrery in a sentence
Among the children were the famous orrery, and the yet more famous Robert Boyle.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3) | Richard Bagwell
This came to the ears of the Earl of orrery, who requested the butlers master to send him to his house, which the latter did.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology | St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
You therefore present this orrery to any person, and desire him to choose one of the questions there written.Endless Amusement | Unknown
These are all placed on a wide plain in a fashion symbolising the Solar System: like an orrery.A Son of Perdition | Fergus Hume
His countenance, says orrery, could be terribly expressive of the sterner passions.Swift | Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for orrery
a mechanical model of the solar system in which the planets can be moved at the correct relative velocities around the sun
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